I have an older house (1950's) and the service breaker located at the front of the property has a 40 amp Sq D type XO breaker that has gone bad. I have been unable to find a replacement except for some used units for 70 dollars. Home depot has a kit with the power meter holder as well as 6 20amp breakers for 49. I would much rather upgrade to this then use the existing old equipment. My question is do I have to get a permit to switch these? Will the power company come out and disconnect me from my old box to the new one I install?
How much do electricians normally get to do this upgrade?